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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness

A — 1: ὀξύς

(Strong's #3691 — Adjective — oxus — ox-oos' )

denotes (a) "sharp" (Eng., "oxy---,)," said of a sword, Revelation 1:16; 2:12; 19:15; of a sickle, Revelation 14:14,17,18 (twice); (b) of motion, "swift," Romans 3:15 . See SWIFT.

A — 2: τομός

(Strong's #5114 — Adjective — tomos — tom-o'-ter-os )

akin to temno, "to cut" [Eng., "(ana)tomy," etc.], is used metaphorically in the comparative degree, tomoteros, in Hebrews 4:12 , of the Word of God.

B — 1: ἀποτόμως

(Strong's #664 — Adverb — apotomos — ap-ot-om'-oce )

signifies "abruptly, curtly," lit., "in a manner that cuts" (apo, "from," temno, "to cut," hence "sharply, severely," 2 Corinthians 13:10 , RV, "(that I may not... deal) sharply," AV, "(use) sharpness;" the pronoun "you" is to be understood, i.e., "that I may not use (or deal with) ... sharply;" Titus 1:13 , of rebuking. Cp. apotomia, "severity."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Sharp, Sharper, Sharply, Sharpness'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/sharp-sharper-sharply-sharpness.html. 1940.

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